Watch: NYPD cops save man who fell onto subway tracks after suffering seizure

Footage shows one officer signaling the train to stop while the second officer hops down and moves the limp body back onto the platform edge


By Wes Parnell
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Two quick-thinking cops stopped a train in its tracks to pull a man to safety after he fell during a seizure, video shows.

The daring Manhattan rescue occurred at the 14th St. station near 8th Ave. in Chelsea around 2 p.m. Sunday when two transit officers saw a man collapse onto the train bed, police said.

Body cam footage shows one officer signaling the Bronx-bound A train to stop while the second officer hops down and muscles the limp body back onto the platform edge.

“Yesterday afternoon, Officers Cerny and Lamour from @NYPDTransit District 2, observed a man have a medical episode and fall onto the tracks as a train was approaching the station,” read a tweet from the NYPD. “They quickly signaled to the train to stop, and jumped down to help the man until EMS arrived.”

The fallen man, wearing a white shirt and dark cargo shorts, had fallen after suffering a seizure, police said. Cops believe he is homeless.

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